Rebuke: Anna Soubry was told “be quiet and listen – it’s not about you!”

Another Tory behaving in an unstatespersonlike manner, after the Jeremy Hunt Twitter incident earlier this week.

Anna Soubry is another of the new breed of Tories who love the sound of their own voice far more than any other aspect of their job.

She regularly receives rebukes from the Commons speaker and it was about time she had another.

A Tory minister has been given a brutal telling-off in Parliament for heckling Labour’s protests about her Northern Powerhouse.

Anna Soubry was told to “be quit and listen – it’s not about you!” in a stinging rebuke from Commons Speaker John Bercow.

The Business Minister spoke out in an urgent debate about the decision to close her department’s Sheffield office and move 247 jobs to London .

Sheffield Heeley MP Louise Haigh accused her of “contempt for the north” after she failed to guarantee the survival of more offices in Gateshead, Leeds, Manchester and Teesside .

And MPs said Ms Soubry was guilty of an “undignified spectacle” and “falling below the standard” for Parliamentary behaviour after she and colleagues shouted over shadow minister Gordon Marsden.

Labour MP Louise Haigh claimed the top Tory was “not fit for office”.

She was blasted by the Commons Speaker, who told her: “There’s something about a basic dignity. Just sit and listen.

“It’s not about you. It’s about the issue. And it’s not about the honourable gentleman either. It’s about the issue.

“Be quiet and listen. That’s the end of it. It’s not a request, it’s an instruction.”

Source: Tory minister given brutal telling-off in Parliament as she’s told “be quiet – it’s not about you!” – Mirror Online

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